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Nonviolent Civil Resistance on March 19th at the White House

Led by Veterans for Peace on March 19th - the anniversary of the brutal invasion of Iraq, where over a million Iraqis and almost 5,000 US soldiers were killed with thousands more grievously injured - as the occupation of Iraq and the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan continue unabated, Veterans for Peace is calling for increased veteran-led nonviolent civil resistance at the White house.

UPDATE: Results of Nov 18 trial of May 3rd Grand Central NPT Protesters

From Bev Rice:

I was delighted to tell my NLG lawyer, Mark  Taylor, that  the MTA policeman who wrote the summons wasn't my arresting officer.  After being sworn in, this officer said he was called in from Penn Station because "there was a war  protest in Grand Central."   When Judge Weinberg asked him for details, the officer stated he couldn't identify me. The officer continued, "a lieutenant  told me to write out the summons."  Judge Weinberg thanked him for his candor and dismissed the case against me.

Homecoming in Detroit and on Coming Home from the US Social Forum

It’s been nearly five days since returning home from Detroit and I think that the word most present in the minds of many of the WRL members who were at the second-ever U.S. Social Forum is “unpack.” Aside from the bags full of notes and posters, books and pins that we carried home with us, we also hold countless stories and conversations and new and budding relationships that are hard to translate into a simple reportback.

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